A stroke or a brain stroke happens when the blood supply to brain stops due to blood clots or any other reason. After a patient suffers from stroke, he/she may lose full or partial body functions. In that case, a patient has to undergo proper therapy in order to retain the essential body functions like walking, sitting, eating, talking bath etc. The Stroke Therapy Unit at BLK Super Speciality is a dedicated unit, offering devoted rehabilitation therapy to stroke patients.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is also known as Brain attack and has become quite common due to various reasons and deteriorating lifestyle. It happens when the blood supply to brain is blocked due to blood clots or any other reason.
How does a stroke affect the brain?
Brain stroke is considered to be a medical emergency. If not treated on time a patient may suffer partial/full paralysis or loss of mobility in any organ of the body.
In some severe cases a person may lose his/her life. The stroke blocks oxygen and nutrients to reach brain resulting in brain cells to die. There are two kinds of brain stroke:
Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when blood leaks into the brain due to some medical condition or injury.
Ischemic Stroke: An Ischemic Stroke occurs in case of blocked arteries.
How to avoid a brain stroke or brain attack?
- The major reason for a brain stroke to occur is blood clotting which can be avoided by leading a healthy lifestyle.
- There is no particular medicine or vaccination to avoid brain stroke but healthy lifestyle is what you can follow.
After a stroke, a patient is prescribed medicine to control the blood pressure. Blood-thinning medicines are also prescribed in order to avoid any further clotting.
Effects of stroke on health
A brain stroke is a life-threatening condition. In a sever stroke, a patient might suffer from facial palsy, partial paralysis, full paralysis, slurred speech or malfunction in routine functions of the body.
How will I retain normal function of the body after Brain Stroke?
At BLK, we have our specialists who will not only guide you but will help you emotionally to overcome the consequences of a stroke. At the Stroke Therapy Unit, we will give you assistance in following areas:
- Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy will help you in retaining muscular function of the body in case of paralysis.
- Occupational therapy: After a stroke a person might not be able to normal daily functions like dressing, reading, writing or bathing, in such cases, we have our occupational therapist who will guide you in returning back to your normal routine.